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Trump: Boris Is the Leader for Brexit

by Oui Sun Aug 25th, 2019 at 07:01:32 AM EST

Not the Queen but the Courts to decide on confidence no-deal Boris and the improbability UK Parliament is allowed to vote.

Boris of London: game-set-match. Serving strawberries anyone?

Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit | The Guardian |

Boris Johnson has asked the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, whether parliament can be shut down for five weeks from 9 September in what appears to be a concerted plan to stop MPs forcing a further extension to Brexit, according to leaked government correspondence.

An email from senior government advisers to an adviser in No 10 - written within the last 10 days and seen by the Observer - makes clear that the prime minister has recently requested guidance on the legality of such a move, known as prorogation. The initial legal guidance given in the email is that shutting parliament may well be possible, unless action being taken in the courts to block such a move by anti-Brexit campaigners succeeds in the meantime.

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The prominent Tory remainer and former attorney general Dominic Grieve added: "This memo, if correct, shows Boris Johnson's contempt for the House of Commons. It may be possible to circumvent the clear intention of the House of Commons in this way but it shows total bad faith. Excluding the house from a national crisis that threatens the future of our country is entirely wrong."

Johnson has said he is "not attracted" to the idea of proroguing parliament and that he wants a Brexit deal, but has repeatedly refused to rule it out. After becoming prime minister he immediately promoted Dominic Raab, the first senior Tory to propose the idea of shutting parliament to get Brexit through, to the post of foreign secretary.

The email shows that the feasibility of a five-week parliamentary shutdown is under active consideration, from soon after the date on which parliament returns on 3 September, until the eve of the last EU summit before Brexit, on 17 and 18 October, when it will be too late for MPs to block no deal.

The Biarritz match: Donald vs Donald ... winner takes the hand of Boris!

Boris Johnson must not become known as 'Mr No Deal' | The Guardian |

Trump pledges 'very big trade deal' to UK's Johnson | DW |

The leaders of the UK and the US had their first official meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France on Sunday, with President Donald Trump heaping praise on the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and promising stronger trade ties once the UK leaves the EU.

Trump vowed to work out a "very big trade deal, bigger than we've ever had" between the two countries. The US president also said the British would lose "the anchor around their ankle" after Brexit.

Johnson responded by saying he was "very grateful" for Trump's promise.

What's for breakfast at G7? Donald Trump dishes out praise for 'fantastic' UK PM Boris Johnson | SCMP |

by Oui on Sun Aug 25th, 2019 at 06:00:45 PM EST
Scratching my head, wondering just exactly what the UK can provide and in what bulk the the US isn't already getting in sufficient quantities.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Aug 25th, 2019 at 07:58:32 PM EST
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Depends on the price, right? If the UK turns to a strategy of self-impoverishment by acting as a low-cost supplier, they could buy their way into plenty of markets. Race to the bottom and all that...
by asdf on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 at 01:54:09 PM EST
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And as with every other Trump promise, it is full sound and fury, signifying nothing.
by rifek on Mon Aug 26th, 2019 at 11:56:09 PM EST
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An advantage the UK has at this point is that the US has clearly demonstrated its reliability or lack thereof in trade negotiations, treaty agreements, migration rules, military support, etc. There is no excuse for a UK politician of any stripe--even including BoJo--to be taken by surprise.

In fact, the US does not currently even try to keep the parameters secret. John Bolton, Woody Johnson, and plenty of others have been open about what will be required in the fast and easy UK-UK post-Brexit trade deal. And, incidentally, "take it or leave it" will be the negotiation position.

Furthermore, even if the UK decides to "take it," that is only an indication that with further negotiation, the US could get even more concessions--after additional roundabout discussions and backtracking and threats and promises and photo-ops.

by asdf on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 at 02:02:48 PM EST
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A Tory complaining another Tory is acting in bad faith is hysterically funny.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Aug 25th, 2019 at 07:48:13 PM EST
Stuffing the House of Lords to secure future generations ... the British Trump rides again.

Johnson's plan for 'Brexit heroes' in the Lords will reverberate for years to come | The Guarian Opinion |

by Oui on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 at 02:32:23 PM EST

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